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Politics | 9/15/2015 4:54:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2015 - If the current deadline for implementing one of the biggest changes ever in railroad safety systems is not adjusted, some rail companies have told Capitol Hill to expect service interruptions.
Politics | 9/15/2015 4:05:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2015 - Excessive subsidizing by China, Brazil and other advanced developing countries is harming U.S. and world wheat farmers and could cost U.S. growers nearly $1 billion in revenue every year, according to a study commissioned by U.S. Wheat Associates.

Politics | 9/15/2015 11:45:37 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2015 - USDA is awarding $20.5 million for 45 projects that will advance the conservation of natural resources, including increasing habitat for pollinators and helping farmers and ranchers make their operations more resilient to climate change.
Politics | 9/14/2015 4:53:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2015 - The Senate Agriculture Committee has delayed action on a child nutrition bill with negotiations still continuing.
Politics | 9/14/2015 2:39:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2015 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts is trying to reach a sweeping agreement on child nutrition programs in time to move a reauthorization bill this week. However, disputes over several key policy issues stand in the way.
Politics | 9/14/2015 11:04:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept., 14, 2015 -- U.S. and Chinese officials will sign a phytosanitary agreement next week that will allow U.S. rice exporters to ship the grain into the world's most populous country, US Rice Producers Association (USRPA) said.
Politics | 9/14/2015 11:01:22 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2015 - USDA and the Department of Defense (DOD) announced a partnership Monday that would add agriculture to the career training and counseling provided to the 200,000 service members leaving the military and returning to civilian life every year.
Politics | 9/13/2015 6:54:31 PM
KANSAS CITY, Kan., September 13, 2015 - A federal district court judge on Friday dismissed a number of the legal claims filed against Syngenta regarding U.S. sales of Viptera, but will allow some challenges to be potentially amended and others to go forward.
Politics | 9/13/2015 12:22:44 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2015 - The U.S. 9th Circuit of Appeals vacated the EPA's approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, concluding that the agency violated federal law when it approved the registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.
Politics | 9/11/2015 3:28:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration today released a draft guidance document to help chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20 or more locations comply with a new rule that requires calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards.
Politics | 9/11/2015 2:34:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2015 - Farm groups and biotech companies want the White House to press China harder to accelerate its approval of new genetically engineered crops.
Politics | 9/11/2015 12:26:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2015 - USDA on Friday trimmed its yield and production estimates for the U.S. corn crop, which is still expected to be the third-biggest on record.
Politics | 9/11/2015 11:58:18 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2015 - Officials in the U.S. pork industry expect the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will mean greater access for their products to the Japanese market, but they say it may be years before exporters feel big results.
Politics | 9/10/2015 5:16:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2015 - Twenty-one states will receive grants aimed at doubling the number of pumps offering higher blends of ethanol at gas stations, USDA said today in a release.
Politics | 9/10/2015 5:10:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - Some House members aren't sold on the idea of increased agricultural trade with Cuba, saying it wouldn't do anything to relieve human rights abuses in the communist country.
Politics | 9/10/2015 5:08:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2015 - Republican presidential candidates need to get beyond a (meat cleaver) approach to immigration policy and ensure that farms and food processors have an adequate supply of labor, says House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway.
Politics | 9/10/2015 10:30:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has finalized the first major food safety regulations under a sweeping federal law that's intended to prevent illnesses linked to both domestic and foreign-produced foods.
Politics | 9/9/2015 7:33:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - In the Obama administration's rush to cut carbon emissions by replacing coal power plants with natural gas plants, wind farms and solar energy, will nuclear power's reliability and zero-emissions benefits be discarded?
Politics | 9/9/2015 6:31:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced Wednesday that it would offer expanded price options and elections on organic crops in 2016, helping organic producers purchase higher crop insurance policies.
Politics | 9/9/2015 4:09:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - Milk producers are becoming increasingly dependent on immigrant workers, who now account for more than half the labor on dairy farms, a study shows.
Politics | 9/9/2015 2:31:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - The mixed court rulings on the Obama administration's new Clean Water Act rule should motivate more Democrats to support repealing the measure or at least stalling its implementation, says Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Politics | 9/9/2015 12:42:03 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - Despite the improving economy, there was no meaningful decline in household food insecurity again last year.
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